Are you fit for property management with Realty Trust Services?
When onboarding an owner as well as after serving an owner we periodically evaluate whether we are actually a good fit for you as a property management company or not. It’s important that we do this in order to make sure you as a client or potential client are best served. Here is what we […]
Should I hire a property manager that sells properties as well?
A question that is commonly presented to us is whether a landlord should work with a property manager that also sells properties, or one that only specializes in property management. Here in Ohio, to become a property management company you’re required to be a real estate brokerage. Unless you’re planning on breaking the law, a […]
The lean process improvement tool for our property management company
A property management company is like a clockwork machine. If a gear or a cogwheel malfunction or become damaged, the whole system is affected on different levels. So, continuous maintenance is required. I’d like to talk briefly about one of the tools we’ve implemented in order to maintain and improve our quality of service, as […]
So what rights do landlords have in Cleveland?
Usually when we think about landlord and tenant rights, we think about how the law seems a little bit skewed towards tenants over landlords. This turns out to be especially true when speaking about giving tenants the benefit of doubt, and at times even extra rights outside what is outlined in the law, by a […]
Should I register my Cleveland OH property with the county and city?
Many people that want to begin investing in properties have a very common doubt right off the bat – Should I be registering my Cleveland property with the county and city? And how? This question is pretty understandable, since some new owners are not from Ohio, and some are actually trying to get into the […]
Did your property manager lie to you about value?
After years of experience in the industry I have learned that it’s a really common practice for many real estate agents to not only mis-value properties during their first encounter with the owner, but also declare a fixed price for it, in hopes of trying to get your business. This goes for both rental price […]
Should I have someone manage my rental properties?
This is a question I hear a lot. People want to know if they should manage their rental properties themselves or hire a property manager. In order to answer that question, I have a couple questions for you. Do you have real estate experience and can you handle high stress situations? Managing rental properties is […]
Help! My Cleveland Ohio properties have statement discrepencies
Statement discrepancies happen. There are a lot of moving parts when it come to property management, and property managers throughout the Cleveland, Ohio area are working with a very diverse group of tenants and properties. Although it may seem easy enough to add up how much you should be getting in rent and subtract the […]
What to do if you are the victim of threats or abuse.
Protecting yourself in the case of Abuse This is a reality that a lot of us don’t ever want to face. The possibility that someone may hurt us whether through abuse or threats. Realty Trust Services does not condone abuse or threats of any sort between tenants, landlords and tenants, or outside persons. WE TAKE […]
Why you need a GREAT collector for your property.
Why you need a Collector When you first got into real estate investment it may not have occurred to you that it wasn’t always going to be passive or that you would have to be a collector. Real people require real attention and too often they want to make their problems, your problems. Collecting on […]